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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Hoping that all of my readers will have a happy and blessed Easter. "He is risen!"

Click here for a special brief devotional just for today.

It's over at the ministry site. Thank you, and God bless you.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Common sense and straight talk sorely needed

Something is terribly wrong with our government and the citizens who vote year after year to keep them in office. Common sense is desperately needed, and straight talk needs to ensue as a result.

In southern Nevada a rancher who merely wants to earn a living and be left alone is called a "domestic terrorist" by the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, D-Nev. Reid further called all who support this rancher "domestic terrorists."

Now for the common sense and straight talk. It is Sen. Reid and all of his cronies who think like him who are the domestic terrorists, and here's why.
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday, 2014

A special Good Friday remembrance can be found today over at the ministry site.

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God bless you all on this most holy and solemn day.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Reid: People who support Bundy are 'domestic terrorists'

As the Examiner has already noted previously, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., Senate Majority Leader, referred to rancher Cliven Bundy as a "domestic terrorist." But Reid has now included anyone who supports Bundy in that wide swath of malicious and deadly character assassination.
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What a week

Evening, folks. This has been quite a week. I haven't been able to keep my promises about the Roundup, but circumstances have made it impossible. A lot -- and I emphasize A LOT -- has been going on here, not to mention the struggle with allergies. This year has been one of the worst with regard to allergens due to the prolonged cold weather and the quickness with which flowers and vegetation bloomed when temps warmed up. This put a lot of stuff in the air.

But the main thing is the investigative work I've been doing on several fronts. There are things I wanted to check out myself so that I would have the information first hand. The Bundy situation is one of those. But more importantly, I wanted to try to find out what government insiders who share the same concerns as the patriot resistance are saying. This enables us to know what's going on behind the scenes.

This evening I will do an Examiner article, but I need the full support of readership. These are not peripheral matters but they go to the very heart of a free society, which is now being attacked with the full force of the leviathan government apparatus. They have not started shooting yet. But this is far from over. I hope and pray that they will reconsider what they've been thinking and back off.

Much more about this is in the Examiner article I will post in a bit.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Patriots form human shield around Bundy family

Federal agents made a spectacle out of their retreat from the scene of the standoff between government forces and Nev. rancher Clivan Bundy, family members and friends, and supporters who went to Nevada to support him. But immediately reports began circulating that the Feds were merely regrouping to conduct another assault, this time on the Bundy home itself. Word then came that Patriot groups planned to form a human shield around the Bundy family in order to protect them from any attempt by the Feds to use lethal force against them.
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Yes, I'm here

I'm here but just distracted. Things should get better once the Easter music is done this coming Sunday, and I get a bit of rest.

I will still be here writing away, but my schedule is way off. I should have a Roundup ready for tomorrow, or Thursday. But if not, then just know I tried.

Things will be back to normal soon.

Now, wait a minute or two and I will have today's Examiner article posted. As always, thanks for reading.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sources on Nev. land grab: 'This is far from over'

When federal agents from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) decided to stand down in their confrontation between rancher Cliven Bundy, his family, and over a thousand supporters, it was assumed that the Bundys had won and the Feds were withdrawing in defeat.

While the stand down was indeed a victory for those who support Cliven Bundy in his bid to continue using land his family has used for over a century, from the start there were developments that did not add up or make sense.
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Reid's shady secret land deal behind Nev. dispute?

A familiar name in Washington politics that is emerging as a potential central figure in the Nevada cattle dispute is none other than U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., Senate Majority Leader. Reid figures into the scandal in at least two ways.
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The Gun Rights and Liberty News Roundup for 4/11/2014

WRSA presents a thorough comparative analysis of the gun rights rally in Connecticut last week and the current goings on in Nevada over property rights. Good reading.

David Codrea writes about "flower-shell" products. It seems a guy wants to distribute a product that allows shooters to fill shotgun shells with flower seeds.

Mike Vanderboegh provides the latest from former CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson on what is really going on behind the scenes in the mainstream media.

Traction Control shows us all of the latest products he has added to his gun store inventory as of today.

Tam discusses the fact that many shooters lament the cost of current-production Smith & Wesson revolvers.

Oleg Volk blogs on a very important consideration in these economic hard times -- less expensive shooting practice.

Way Up North has the must-read quote of the day.

Brigid posts some important thoughts to ponder in a piece titled, "Never Forget."

Gateway Pundit displays some more unintelligible gibberish from the wicked witch of the west.

Days of our Trailers wants to know what LAPD officers have to hide, given their actions of late.

CLO calls our attention to the interesting topic of engagement distances on the part of citizens in self-defense situations.

Christian Mercenary discusses "into the whirlwind' as the tension mounts in the Nevada cattle case.

Pamela Geller warns that a group of Islamic academics and reporters has launched an initiative called "Islam for Journalists" which shows reporters how to write news stories that involve the Jihad.

Alphecca reports that the Albuquerque, NM police have been cited for using excessive force.

Roberta X has a comment or two on the new Beretta Smart Gun -- the A400 Xcel.

Stand Up America warns that Americans apparently are going to have to beware how they donate. Your employer might fire you if you give to the "wrong" cause!

Irons in the Fire supplies a pretty good break down of the mega-scandal involving the IRS.

Blue's Blog provides "the liberal media gun guide."

90 Miles from Tyranny asks, "How about a little common sense?"

The Firearms Blog gives us a complete report on ammo prices. Take a look.

So the beat goes on

Afternoon, patriots.

Today I will do a "make-up" post of the Gun Rights and Liberty News Roundup since I was not able to do so earlier in the week. This will give you two good Roundups to enjoy and explore.

You will note that as I have expanded the coverage of gun blogs over the past few months, I take a least one day per week to highlight some lesser-known blogs that get little recognition but that are actually very good.

I still highlight my regular favorites though, since these tend to be the movers and the shakers. I hope you like the balance.

I rummage through 60 - 80 gun blogs per week in order to find suitable posts for the Roundup. That is no easy task but one which I am happy to do. Although I have cut back to twice per week for the Roundup, you still get around 40 blogs from which to choose.

In addition to The Liberty Sphere, I still do the column at The Examiner, of course. I am into my seventh year doing that. As always my pay is based upon the number of people who click on the link and read the articles.

This time of year is further complicated by the fact that I am always preparing to conduct special Easter music for my church. Twice per year things get very busy -- the weeks prior to Christmas and the weeks prior to Easter. Those are the two special days during which we present new Christmas and Easter musicals.

Although these things are time-consuming and fraught with snags and snafus, I thoroughly enjoy doing them. I have often said that secretly in my mind I have held to a lifelong desire to be an orchestra conductor -- something that I never got to do but that I to this day still relish. So, although I am but a lowly church choral conductor, this ministry gives me the opportunity to live vicariously through my favorite maestros, such as Eugene Ormandy.

So, today I thought I would give you a brief update on my activities of late. Stay tuned for the Roundup and the Examiner column that I will post this afternoon.